Pat Franklin
1009 West Cemetery Road; Cookeville, TN 38506
Phone: (931) 526-2416 or 528-3636
Contact: Jeanne Schmitzer
Hours: (Central Time)
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
County Office Hours (Central Time)
Monday through Friday: 7:50 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed.
 
Courthouse
300 E Spring St.; Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone: (931) 526-7101
Contact: Who ever answers the phone
Date of Records: 1854 to Present day
 
29 Washington; Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone: (931) 526-7106
Contacts:
Wills: Sue Esparza
Probate Files: Sue Esparza
Marriage Licenses: Becky Honeycut
County Commissioners Minutes: Sue Esparza
Date of Records: Late 1800's to Present day

Note: Courthouses were built in Putnam County in 1856, 1866, and 1900. Courthouses were destroyed by fire in 1864 and 1898, and many records were lost in those fires.

Available court house records include:

  • Administrator 1875-
  • Birth 1980-1912
  • Chancery Court 1883-
  • Circuit Court 1842-56 1899-
  • Death 1908-1912
  • Deed 1854-
  • Executor 1875-
  • Guardian 1875-
  • Inventory 1899-
  • Marriage 1879-
  • Plat 1825-39
  • Probate 1874-
  • Survey 1825-39
  • Tax 1854-5, 1893-
  • Trust Deed 1876-
  • Will 1876-

This information was provided by Jane Crowley, and is from Tennessee Genealogical Research by George K. Schweitzer, PhD., Sc. D/.

 
The Courthouse as constructed in 1900 is depicted in the photograph shown in the header on these pages, as shown in Putnam County, Tennessee, 1850-1970, by Mary Jean DeLozier (Leon and Mary Jean DeLozier; Box 386; Cookeville, TN 38501; 1979; ISBN 0-9604900). Used with permission.
 
Dates available on Film: 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1920
Transcriptions: are shelved in the Tennessee Room of the Putnam County Library
 
Census Online - Links to Putnam County on-line census sites.
 
An Index of all available on-line Tennessee census records (thanks to Brenda Hay for this one).
 

You can search for death, divorce and marriage records on any county in the state on the Shelby County Register of Deeds web site.

The Tennessee State Library and Archives has extensive Military Records, including results from the WWI Veterans Questionnaire Project.

Upper Cumberland Genealogical Association
P. O. Box 575
Cookeville, TN 38503-0575
Meetings: Second Saturday each month at 2 p.m. central time at the Putnam County Library; 50 E Broad St.; Cookeville, TN
Click here for the UCGA Information Page

Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society
Click here for the MTGS Web Site.

Mitzi P. Freeman has established a Putnam County mailing list on Rootsweb:
Mail Mode: TNPUTNAM-l@rootsweb.com
Digest Mode: TNPUTNAM-d@rootsweb.com
Subscribe: TNPUTNAM-l-request@rootsweb.com
Name: Herald-Citizen (http://www.herald-citizen.com/)
124 S Dixie Ave.,
Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone: (931) 265-9725
Frequency of publication: Monday - Friday evenings and Sunday Morning.
 
For a listing of newspapers published in Cookeville and archived issues available, click here.
Hooper Huddleston Funeral Home
59 N Jefferson Ave.
Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone: (931) 526-6111
 
Whitson Funeral Home
30 N Dixie
Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone: (931) 526-2151
 
Baxter Funeral Home
Baxter, TN 38544
Phone: (931) 858-3118 if no answer call (931) 526-2151
 
Dyer Funeral Home
798 S Willow Ave.
Cookeville, 38501
Phone: (931) 526-7158
 
Goff Funeral Home
205 E. Cleveland Ave.
Monterey, TN 38574
Phone: (931) 839-2311, (931) 839-2615
To be added.

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This page last updated:  Sunday, January 23, 2011